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Sherborne actually has two castles.
The now ruins of Sherborne Old castle which was built in the 12th century as a strongly defended palace, Sherborne Old Castle became a powerful Royalist base during the Civil War.
Sherborne Castle ‘new castle’ was built in 1594 by Sir Walter Raleigh as a stately home and now reflects over 400 years of English history. The 42 acres of grounds includes the 50-acre lake created by Capability Brown in 1753 and magnificent landscaped gardens of specimen trees, borders and sweeping lawns. The Castle’s interiors include collections of art, furniture and porcelain, together with Raleigh’s original kitchen, family artefacts and archaeological ‘finds’ from the old medieval castle on view in the castle cellars.
The Castle Tea Room serves morning coffees, light lunches and afternoon teas, whilst the Gift Shop has a selection of gifts, souvenirs and our very own Sherborne Castle wines.
Sherborne Castle 7-day Weather Forecast
Light rain today, with temperatures bottoming out at 16°C on Wednesday.Mostly cloudy throughout the day.Today's Forecast
10->1770% 80% 7 mph
7:47 am 6:03 pmOvercast throughout the day.Tuesday, Oct 24th
14->1661% 98% 16 mph
7:49 am 6:01 pmOvercast throughout the day.Wednesday, Oct 25th
14->1630% 99% 11 mph
7:51 am 5:59 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Thursday, Oct 26th
11->175% 97% 6 mph
7:52 am 5:57 pmPartly cloudy in the morning.Friday, Oct 27th
8->165% 24% 6 mph
7:54 am 5:55 pmPartly cloudy throughout the day.Saturday, Oct 28th
6->1714% 48% 6 mph
7:56 am 5:53 pmPartly cloudy in the evening.Sunday, Oct 29th
9->1812% 16% 9 mph
6:58 am 4:51 pmMostly cloudy until evening.Monday, Oct 30th
10->1819% 33% 10 mph
6:59 am 4:49 pm
Photos from around the surrounding area